Advisories are learning communities of 10-14 students and one faculty member. The advisor has many roles: mentor, coach, and advocate. The advisor also serves as the first point of contact for families throughout the year and ensures that all advisees are well-known. The advisory curriculum has three strands: Social and Emotional Learning, Community Building with a commitment to and focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work, and Academic Oversight. Students develop supportive relationships with adults, as well as with their peers. In the process, they cultivate a sense of self—academically, emotionally, and socially. The skills students learn and practice in advisory support developmentally appropriate social and academic independence and resilience. Opportunities to foster communication, collaboration, and community are cornerstones of the advising program.  

Counseling Services 

At The Field School, the Counseling program upholds our mission and core values to ensure that every student feels connected and valued and develops a sense of belonging in our community.

Through our social-emotional programming in the classroom, students practice and enhance skills such as self-advocacy, resiliency, reflection, and empathy. 

School counselors at Field offer the following direct and indirect services to meet the needs of and support our students:

  • Short-term, solution-focused individual and small-group counseling
  • Consultation with faculty, parents, outside mental health professionals, and others
  • Partner with outside organizations to provide parent and student education on various health and wellness topics
  • Collaborate with other educators, parents, and community members to support student achievement
  • Educate students, parents, and faculty about mental health concerns and best practices
  • Offer referrals for mental health providers and resources in the community

Academic Support Services

Field provides academic support services for students with identified learning differences who benefit from accommodations in the learning environment. Our goal is to structure the most positive educational experience while maintaining high academic standards. When necessary, referrals to outside professionals for psycho-educational evaluations and outside learning support may be provided.

Academic support provides the following direct and indirect services to support the academic needs of students with identified learning differences:

  • Consult with families and review documentation to develop a learning profile for students who need accommodations to fully demonstrate knowledge and learning
  • Partner with teaching faculty to implement strategies in the classroom setting that are accessible to a variety of learners
  • Collaborate with outside academic support providers 
  • Assist with applying for accommodations for standardized testing, such as the SAT and ACT
  • Work with individual students in periods of transition or when a teacher has identified a short-term need

Meet the Team